THE SUM OF
THE SOME OF US
WHO ARE YOU?
There is a powerful and enlightening experience waiting for you beyond the camera lens, a "reawakening" of sorts. Have you ever questioned your true identity or the origins of your family's lineage? Perhaps you wonder if your past conflicts with your present, or how your cultural and culinary traditions have influenced the person you have become today. Look beyond your immediate surroundings, and even within your genetic makeup, to discover the captivating story that lies beneath.
ABOUT THE PHOTO SERIES
BTS Sum of the Some of Us
The photo series is called the "The Sum of the Some of Us." In this photo documentary series, I explore the notion of race and ethnic diversity in America. Incorporating in-depth interviews and DNA analysis to explore our rich genetic and ethnic heritage.
All humans share the need for love, safety, and the need for self-determination. It is my hope that by sharing others' stories and showing the many facets of ethnic diversity that we can begin to see our commonalities. By creating a customized photographic experience based on our research, it forces the subject to see themselves through the eyes of their ancestors, who may be different from the family stories. The process strips them away for their day to day views and places them in an undiscovered land connecting the past to the present. Bringing their stories and DNA results to life and capturing these moments in a series of photographs.